Humane Smarts Hosts Butterflies & Camels Family-Friendly Event at SMARTS Farm | Saturday, July 19

July 7, 2014

On Saturday, July 19, from 4:30 to 8:30pm, Humane Smarts will host an event for the entire family to enjoy at SMARTS Farm, on the corner of F and 15th streets in San Diego's East Village. Butterflies and Camels will be a family-friendly event with hayrides and live camels, butterfly wings for children to wear as well as a petting zoo, chuck wagon and much more. Guests will learn about nature, the environment and creativity within the garden.

Admission to the event is free for teachers, property managers, program managers and youths/families from Father Joe's, Ten Fifty B, YWCA and other organizations serving young people. For others, the cover charge is $10.00 for adults and kids are free (with some limitations). Craft beer and food will be served during the event.

Created from a vacant lot by local nonprofit Humane Smarts, SMARTS Farm focuses on young people's education, nutrition, creativity, self-sufficiency and understanding and appreciation of the natural world. SMARTS Farm operates as a community garden and education center where children aged 5-15 are exposed to lots of animals and where they plant, harvest, cook and eat a range of healthy, delicious foods. SMARTS Farm also offers photography, art and puppet creation classes and afterschool coaching from Kahn Academy and IXL.

Humane Smarts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012 by Susan Madden Lankford, a San Diego-area author, photographer, and activist. The mission of Humane Smarts is to open hearts and enrich minds by providing opportunities for creativity and self-sufficiency in San Diego. The organization's primary focus is underserved young people aged five to 15, with a goal to promote life skills and self-esteem by offering programs in photography and other arts, gardening, and academic enrichment.

Tickets for Humane Smart's Butterflies & Camels event can be purchased online SMARTS Farm is located at the corner of F Street and 15th in the “Makers Quarter” of San Diego’s East Village. For more information, visit